Eakeath W. McCullough, Jr. PDF Print E-mail

Eakeath Warren McCullough, Jr., 52, of Newberry, died Tuesday, February 2, 2021, at Continue Care at Prisma Health Baptist.

Born on January 22, 1969, in Newberry, he was the son of the late Eakeath Warren McCullough, Sr. and Rebecca Price McCullough. He was a graduate of Piedmont Technical College and was employed with Fergon Tool and Machine Company. Eakie was a member of St. Philip's Lutheran Church, Friendly Fire Department and Woodmen of the World.

He is survived by his wife, Laura Sligh McCullough; daughters, Shelby McCullough and Emily McCullough; a sister, Eleandor (Kevin) Minick of Newberry; step-mother, Pat McCullough of Chapin; mother-in-law, Dovie Sligh of Newberry; brother-in-law, Philip Sligh; nephews, Conrad Minick and Chase Minick.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 pm Friday, February 5, 2021, at St. Philip's Lutheran Church by the Rev. Terry Amick. Memorials may be made to St. Philip's Lutheran Church, 2461 St. Philip's Church Road, Newberry, SC 29108.

The family would like to acknowledge special family and friends of Eakie: Friendly Fire Department members both past and present, employees of Fergon Tool and Machine Company, Keith Minick, Melvin Dominick and Ethan Campbell.

Due to COVID 19 everyone is reminded of social distancing requirements and masks are required for the church service.




#55 Cumalander 2021-02-09 08:16
We are deeply sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Levi & Karen Cumalander
#54 Alice Shealy Boozer 2021-02-08 19:36
Dovie, Laura and family. I am so sorry for your lost. May God grant you strength and peace at this time. God bless all of you.
Alice Shealy Boozer.
#53 Steve Suber 2021-02-07 15:04
Thoughts and prayers for the family.
#52 Rhonda Johnson 2021-02-06 20:30
Our dearest Laura & family,
I pray God’s wrap around presence and Holy Spirit comfort be your’s today and in the days to cone. I met Eakie 30+ years ago and always felt he was a gentle giant I was blessed to have crossed paths with.
Jamie & Rhonda Johnson
#51 Beth Epting Hall 2021-02-05 11:25
Thinking of you all in this heartbreaking time. Remembering Eakie's sweet & funny personality, and his devotion to his family. Sincere condolences to you all. Love & prayers, Beth
#50 Bob and Dena Pollard 2021-02-05 09:03
My family and I express our sincere condolences to you, Laura and yours. Eakie was a truly wonderful person, fellow firefighter, and friend.
Bob Pollard and family
#49 Ken McBride 2021-02-05 08:26
So sorry to hear of Eakie's passing. He fought a hard fight and now he can rest. I will always remember how he loved to make people laugh and I enjoyed talking with him when I could. You are definitely in my thoughts and prayers
#48 Trudy Bland Brewingt 2021-02-04 22:59
I am so sorry to hear of Eakie's passing. Prayers are given for the family
#47 Casey Ruff 2021-02-04 22:26
Eleandor and family, Laura and girls, and Pat,
I’m so sorry and saddened of Eakie’s passing. I hold many memories dear to my heart! We had a great childhood growing up and playing at “the big house”. Then teenage years, he’d let me sneak and drive...lol; then adult years, we shared experiences of being parents of twins. I’ll always treasure our many conversations. He had the kindest heart! I’m so sorry! Prayers for you all!!
#46 Jane & Larry Gallman 2021-02-04 21:08
Prayers and our deepest sympathy for all of the family. May God give you strength and comfort now and in the days to come
Jane & Larry Gallman
#45 Ted & Lallie Waites 2021-02-04 19:52
Laura, Emily, Shelby and family So sorry for the loss of a good young man. May God grant you peace and comfort.
#44 Barry and Amy Shealy 2021-02-04 19:09
So sorry to hear thinking of you all and keeping everyone in our prayers.
#43 Lydia L Merchant 2021-02-04 17:54
Laura, Emily, Shelby, Eleanor & family & Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. Remember all of the good times and memories that were made. Sending prayers, Lydia & David Merchant
#42 Cliff&Murriel Shealy 2021-02-04 17:23
We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Eakie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your cherished memories help you through this difficult time. Clifford and Murriel Shealy
#41 Debbie Shealt 2021-02-04 16:23
Laura. Shelby, and Emily,. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God strengthen you and give you His peace. I hope your special memories will bring you comfort and joy. God bless you.
#40 Dolly Blount 2021-02-04 14:46
To the entire family, We are so sorry about Eakie's passing. May God bless you all and hold you all in his arms for comfort. Love, Wayne, and Dolly Blount
#39 Adra Battle 2021-02-04 14:00
Laura & family, so very sorry to hear of your husband's passing. My prayers are with you and yours.
#38 Lonnette Turner 2021-02-04 13:33
Laura and girls , Eleanor and family, I'm so very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. All of you have my deepest sympathies. May God give you peace and comfort in the coming days and months ahead.
#37 Mandy Kunkle Linger 2021-02-04 12:18
Sending sympathy and prayers for all during this time.
#36 Bridget Carey 2021-02-04 12:11
Laura,Eleandor, and family I am so sorry for your loss. May light eternal shine upon him. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Bridget Carey
#35 Pat & Tom Shealy 2021-02-04 11:02
Laura, Shelby & Emily
So sorry to hear of Eakie!s passing. He was a good friend of Jimmy. We enjoyed haing you all come down and take the boat out. our thoughts are with you.
#34 Beth P Folk 2021-02-04 10:50
So sorry about Eakie. We had a lot of fond memories. One I really think about was when we had a singing Christmas tree program at church and kids were standing so long and were getting sick. Little Eakie would take his candle and point at the person who was getting sick so Becky could come get them. I think of this every Christmas Love Beth & Jimmy
#33 Devonna Summer 2021-02-04 10:42
Laura, Emily, Shelby and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort and healing.
Ronnie, Devonna, Will & Kane
#32 Alice Longshore 2021-02-04 09:38
To the McCullough family So sorry to hear about Eakie's passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
#31 Barry and Wanda Hart 2021-02-04 09:34
We are so sorry to hear of Eakie’s passing. You and your family are in our prayers. Peace be with you and your family. Barry and Wanda Hartman
#30 Lynn black 2021-02-04 09:33
Laura shelby and Emily I'm sorry for y'all's loss!! Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers
#29 Lisa Lever 2021-02-04 09:12
Jeff and I are so sorry to hear of Eakie's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. And Emily, "Momma Lisa" is only a call away if and when you all need anything.
Lisa and Jeff Lever
#28 Cathy Stone 2021-02-04 09:04
My prayers are with Laura and her girls and Eleandor and her family as they travel the muddled waters of the next few days. May God wrap all of you in His arms and give you peace.
#27 Becky Wicker 2021-02-04 09:04
Laura and family, I am so sorry to hear of Eakie's passing...i will be praying God warps His arms around you and gives you strenth and peace.
Becky Wicker
#26 Frances Brown 2021-02-04 07:38
We send our sympathy to all of Eakie's family. God will
put His hand on you and give you comfort and peace.

Clyde and Frances
#25 Glenn Kunkle 2021-02-04 03:40
Laura,Emily,She lby,Eleandor,an d family, you all have my deepest sympathy. May the knowledge of God's promise and love comfort you and give you peace at this sad time and in the days ahead.
#24 Judy Summer 2021-02-04 02:38
Laura and girls so sorry to hear of Eakeath's passing send love and many prayers during your difficult time may God wrap his arms around you.
#23 Linda Hendrix 2021-02-03 21:52
So sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with you!
Linda Hendrix and family
#22 Susan Smith 2021-02-03 21:10
To all of the family ,
We're so sorry for yalls loss. Praying God will give yall comfort, peace and strength to face each day, and may your precious memories lift your spirits. Yall are in our thoughts and prayers! Love Susan and Virgil Smith and sons
#21 Ricky and Kay Smith 2021-02-03 20:52
We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Ricky and Kay Smith
#20 Sandra Long 2021-02-03 20:38
Our deepest sympathy to all the family. Our prayers are with all the family. Sandra , Mark, and Karen Long
#19 Billy& Edith Morris 2021-02-03 20:28
Laura, Dovie and family
Our deepest sympathy in your loss. May all your memories be sweet
Billy & Edith Morris
#18 Diane Madray Metts 2021-02-03 19:10
Laura, Shelby, Emily, Eleandor & family;
Steve & I are so sorry to hear of Eakie's passing. I will always remember his smile, sense of humor and his love for his family, friends and church. He was a remarkable young man and will be missed by all who were honored to have known him and called him a friend. May God comfort all of you today and in the days to come. He is with God now and know that there is no better place to be. Our love and prayers are with you.
Steve & Diane Metts
#17 John & Becky Pugh 2021-02-03 19:02
Becky & I extend our Christian Love and Support to the McCullough family. We are very happy to have Emily on our staff at Prosperity Drug/Prosperity Home. Due to our schedule for our second Covid vaccines we will be unable to see you Friday. Please know that we care and you are in our prayers at this difficult time.
God's peace,
Becky & John Pugh
#16 Willie Morris 2021-02-03 18:47
Laura, Shelby and Emily, you have our sympathy on the passing of Eakie. He was always so friendly. You are in our thoughts
and prayers. God bless you during the difficult days ahead.
Love and Peace, Willie and Andy
#15 Butch & Tricia Price 2021-02-03 16:03
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.
#14 Charlene Pitts 2021-02-03 15:34
Eleandor and family, So sorry to hear of the passing of your brother. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.
Charlene and Billy Pitts
#13 Tara Madray 2021-02-03 15:17
Eleandor, Laura and family my prayers and thoughts are with all of you. Eakie always had a smile and joke for you and was an overall great gentleman.
#12 Dorothy Shannon 2021-02-03 14:44
So sorry to hear about Eakie. I know he will be greatly missed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
#11 Cheryl Hunter 2021-02-03 14:17
Laura, Shelby, Emily and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Eakie’s passing. Our thoughts, prayers and love are with your family. May God wrap his loving arms around you and give you peace and comfort.
Sammy and Cheryl Hunter
#10 Henry & Celia Dodgen 2021-02-03 14:05
Laura, Shelby and Emily,
We are so sorry to learn of Eakie's passing. Please accept our sincere sympathy and know that we will be remembering you in our prayers.
Eakie was such a friendly gentleman. Our love to all of you!
#9 Harriett Rucker 2021-02-03 12:48
Johnny and I are sorry to learn of Eakie's death. May God's love and your wonderful memories comfort you at this sad time. We will continue to remember you in our thoughts and prayers.
Harriett and John Rucker
#8 Wilson Senn 2021-02-03 12:34
Eakie was such a sweetheart in high school! He ALWAYS would make you laugh, and would make you feel better by just having a five-second conversation with him in the hallway!
I extend my love, prayers, and well-wishes to all of his family and friends at this time.
#7 Dale & Sharon Cromer 2021-02-03 11:30
Laura, Shelby and Emily,
We are so sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family in the days ahead. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Dale & Sharon Cromer
#6 Tammy Rowe 2021-02-03 11:19
We are sorry to hear of Eakie's passing. May you find comfort that he is healed. Tammy, Linda and Kevin Rowe
#5 Pam DeHart 2021-02-03 10:51
Laura and family my heart breaks for you. Many prayers Mat God give you strength as you go thru difficult times.Reat in peace Eakie.
#4 AUDREA WATSON 2021-02-03 08:25
#3 Sheriff Lee Foster 2021-02-02 18:16
Our family is so sorry for your loss. What a remarkable individual and committed community member. It is such a shock to lose someone, so young. However he accomplished a lot in his life; most of which was bringing happiness an joy through his unique personality. I shall miss this man I called a friend. He is now in Peace and is free! Lee, Carol, Joseph, Amelia
#2 Dana & Jason Long 2021-02-02 16:19
Laura, Shelby, and Emily,
We are so sorry to hear of Eakie’s passing. We will miss him greatly, but take comfort in knowing he is healed. Please know we are here for you always.
#1 Sarah Griffin 2021-02-02 15:15
So sorry to hear of Eakie’s passing. He will always be fondly remembered by those of us who grew up in the Newberry ARP Church as “little Eakie”. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.
Rodney and Sarah Griffin